PDF import?

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at gmail.com
Sat May 8 13:38:17 CDT 2010


Can I look at what you've done? Sounds intriguing. Do you convert the  
PDFs to JPGs automatically on the fly?

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com
http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig


On May 8, 2010, at 12:49 PM, Josh Mellicker wrote:

> Peter,
>
> What we do is turn PDFs into individual JPEGs and we've built a cool  
> viewer that offers single and two page display, jump to any chapter,  
> does a simple wipe on page turns, and even plays randomly chosen  
> page turn sounds if you want, which strangely enhances the experience!
>
> We also allow controlled printing, bypassing the print dialog to  
> prevent "printing to PDF".
>
> Cheers,
>
> Josh
>
> On May 8, 2010, at 5:09 AM, Peter Brigham MD <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for reminding me of the tempname, I'll end up using it.  
>> Thanks to William & Jim for trying out the browser window technique  
>> for displaying PDFs. I'll get busy trying these work-arounds.
>>
>> -- Peter
>>
>> Peter M. Brigham
>> pmbrig at gmail.com
>> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>>
>> On May 7, 2010, at 12:40 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Peter,
>>>
>>> Not really. We are probably doing the things that "other" apps do  
>>> - we just
>>> don't see it. Similarly, we can't do things like play audio from a  
>>> variable
>>> - not sure why but it may be that there always has to be some kind  
>>> of file
>>> to be a buffer for the audio to stream properly without glitches.
>>>
>>> You should check out , if you haven't already,   the tempName....
>>>
>>> On 7 May 2010 08:49, Peter Brigham MD <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> What I want to do is to import a PDF image into a stack as a  
>>>> customprop. I
>>>> anticipate using this for sensitive documents that will need to  
>>>> be contained
>>>> within a password-protected stack, and I don't want the files  
>>>> themselves
>>>> left on the user's disk drive. It looks as if I'll have to store  
>>>> the PDF
>>>> binary file as a customprop then delete the file, and then when  
>>>> the user
>>>> wants to access the stored file spit the PDF out to disk on  
>>>> demand for
>>>> viewing and printing using Preview, then delete the file from  
>>>> disk when
>>>> done. Is there any other way? Can I print an image from a player  
>>>> control? Or
>>>> even better, is there a Rev external that will convert PDF files  
>>>> to an
>>>> importable image?
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